… my author gave to me, four e-copies of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation!
Sadly, no poultry here– no partridges or calling birds or French hens or even a chicken (Sally Fitzhugh wouldn’t allow it), but there are some 19th century French spies running around and one modern American grad student who’s rather in a flap, so hopefully that will do.
Here’s the official description:
Nothing ever goes right for Eloise. The day she wears her new suede boots, it rains. When the subway stops short, she’s the one thrown into some stranger’s lap. And she’s had her share of misfortune in the way of love. So, after deciding that romantic heroes must be a thing of the past, Eloise is ready for a fresh start.
Setting off for England, Eloise is determined to finish her dissertation on two spies, the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. But what she discovers is something historians have missed: the secret history of the Pink Carnation-the most elusive spy of all time. As she works to unmask this obscure spy, Eloise has more and more questions. Like, how did the Pink Carnation save England from Napoleon? What became of the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian? And will Eloise Kelly escape her bad luck and find a living, breathing hero of her own?
For a chance to win an e-copy of the first book in the Pink Carnation series, here’s your question: would you rather be in Paris in 1803 or London in 2003?
The winners will be announced tomorrow.
A note on the nuts and bolts: as I’ve learned the hard way in the past, Amazon won’t let me gift e-books to non-US residents. But I hate to limit the contest, so, if you’re not a US resident, you’re still eligible to enter. The wrinkle is, instead of an e-book emailed to you, you’ll get a paper book mailed to you. Which takes longer, but is somewhat more tangible. Also not barred by the forces that be.